So the big day is loaming and you've started to think about buying gifts for special people in your lives but the question is what do you buy? As a mother of two it's a season that I LOVE but also one that fills me with a little bit of dread. One because I get stuck on what to buy for others and two because I don't know where I'm going to put all the things my kids get bought.
This year I'm thinking very consciously about what I buy for others and my own children. I don't want my kids to have things that they play with for 5 minutes then aren't bothered about, end up in a toy box somewhere and then probably in the bin, this is a waste for the person that bought it and on the environment. At Baby and the Gang we are all about 'Gifting sensibly this Christmas.'
We've compiled a guide on gifts in the price range of £20 - £30 available at Baby and the Gang. Here are our top tips when buying:
- Is it suitable for the child's age?
- Is it useful for both parent and child?
- If you're buying for a baby why not buy a gift for teething or weaning instead of a toy, both useful for parents and child.
- Will it get used?
- Is it environmentally friendly? We can all do our bit to help the environment, right?
- What about buying something they can wear instead of play with?
1. Liewood -Carol Package in Cat dark rose
This baby package contains three of our favorite Liewood products – Our popular Thilda bib in BPA free silicone, a teether and our cool drinking cup with handles also in BPA free silicone. The Carol package comes delivered in a beautiful box. Available in Dumbo Grey too.
2. Olli Ella PLAY'N PACK city
A bag full of travel fun for little adventurers! The Play'n Pack is a backpack filled with imaginative play for small folk. Whether you are on the road, boat, plane or at your favourite cafe, the Play'n pack will bring hours and hours of creative fun for your little adventurer.
3. Liewood René Beanie - Dark Grey Melange
Keep you baby nice and warm with this adorable knitted beanie with cute ears. The beanie is in 100% wool and is Oeko-Tex certified. Also available in Rose.
4. Liewood - Albert / Hooded Baby Towel - Rabbit dumbo grey
Our beloved hooded towel now comes in baby version! Made of deliciously soft, organic cotton terry it is perfect for after a bath to cuddle up in.
5. Wee Gallery - Nursery Friends Throw Pillow - Penguin
Friends come in all shapes and sizes! This sweet Penguin can brighten up any room or entice any child's imagination. Made from Organic Cotton with Poly-Fil and Fair Trade Certified.
6. Liewood - Bamboo Tableware Box Set - Leo beige beauty
A new addition to the Liewood family, where we make everyday activities a little more fun! This bamboo tableware set is perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner It is are soft to the touch, super cool, and makes eating little bit more fun. On top of this, they are super practical as they go in the dishwasher. The set comes in different animal versions, make sure to check them all out.
7. Olli Ella Dinkum Doll Travel Tog Mustard
Travel Togs, a mini see-ya suitcase packed with the sweetest outfit for your Dinkum Doll. Adventure awaits!
An adorable outfit to wear on an adventure with you - this Mustard Travel Togs is perfect for a forest walk. Dinkums love getting out in nature, and will be ready to explore in this forest green linen romper with reversible rust bonnet and brown shoes.
Dinkum Dolls love to travel and so each Travel Tog set comes with a Dinkum passport activity book packed inside a mini See-ya Suitcase (which can be personalised with stickers).
8. Liewood -Vera Bonnet - Rose
Keep your baby nice and warm in the cold with this cute knitted bonnet. The bonnet is made of 100% wool and is super soft. The wool helps your baby keep a constant and natural body temperature and the strings will make them fit perfectly. They are great for long pram-walks, on-the-go, and exciting adventures.
9. Liewood Saxon Mini Backpack - Dino Mix
£33.95 - Yes I know this one is just over the budget but it's just so cute I had to include it!
Liewood's new Super cool backpack for your little one. The straps are adjustable and can be customized as needed. The lining is in a cool contrast colour which makes every backpack unique. The backpacks are made of 100% recycled polyester and have our Liewood animals on the front pocket. These backpacks are perfect from nursery, school or your little ones essentials.. The backpack fits children aged 1-3 years.